Lowry slips outside top-50 in the world, Power down to 104th

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Shane Lowry has dropped outside the top-50 in the latest update to the Official World Golf Ranking after missing out on last week’s Signature Event, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

It’s the first time Lowry has fallen outside of the top-50 since winning the 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, just a few months before he won the Open in Portrush.

The Clara man’s latest ranking will do little to help him in his push to qualify for the second Signature Event of the PGA Tour season – the Genesis Invitational in two weeks.

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Lowry needs a big week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open if he is to make it to Riviera the following week. He can qualify via the top-30 in the world rankings or via the top five in the FedEx Cup after the WM Phoenix Open.

Meanwhile, Séamus Power has also fallen outside the top-100 in the world for the first time since 2021.

The West Waterford man has struggled since returning from a hip injury which curtailed the second half of last season and has slipped to 104th in the world.

Power looked to be on the mend in Pebble Beach and had to settle for a share of 31st place, despite a third round of 68 before weather caused the final round to be cancelled.

Power has his place locked in to the Signature Events this year via his FedEx Cup ranking for 2023.

Rory McIlroy remains world number two after an off week saw an opportunity to leapfrog Scottie Scheffler go begging while Tom McKibbin is 152nd.

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